A dolphin is no stranger to the culinary world, but when a dolphin walked into a New York City restaurant, it had the unfortunate name of “Kong” thrown around.
The dolphin, who was named Kong, is a common name for the dolphin species found in South America, but the dolphin is a species that has only been documented in the oceans of South America since 1996.
It’s unknown if Kong was ever bred in captivity, and researchers have speculated that it might have been born in captivity.
The research team from the Marine Mammal Center at the University of Miami says that they believe Kong may have been bred in aquariums in South Korea or China.
They believe Kong is the first documented species of dolphin to be born in the wild, and the first to be named after a popular celebrity.
“Kongs name is quite symbolic, because of the South Korean and Chinese influence in dolphin care and breeding,” says Dr. Stephen Miller, co-director of the marine mammal center and the co-author of the new paper.
Miller says the name is derived from the Chinese words for the Japanese term “kong.”
“KONG” is a traditional Chinese name for a dolphin.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in the 1970s, the dolphin population in the Great Barrier Reef was nearly wiped out by fishing boats and by pollution.
“The number of dolphins in captivity is still very low, and our knowledge of the wild dolphin population is very limited,” Miller says.
Miller is currently working with scientists to figure out the origin of Kong’s name.
He says the dolphin was bred in an aquarium and released to the wild in order to be tested for its health.
In his opinion, it’s not unusual for dolphins to breed in aquarium tanks.
“They have very specific needs, and they have been doing so for hundreds and hundreds of years,” Miller said.
“In a wild environment, they have evolved to thrive in that environment, and that’s what we’re looking for with this new dolphin.”
Miller says it’s unlikely Kong is related to the popular Disney character Winnie the Pooh, who is a popular name for animals in the movie The Little Mermaid.
Miller points out that Kong was born in a laboratory, so it would be very unlikely that Kong would have been released to live in the ocean or on land.
However, Miller says there is some evidence that Kong is a cousin of Winnie.
He notes that Kong has the same appearance as Winnie and is slightly larger than her.
“We think it’s more likely that Winnie is a result of a cross-species breeding than a direct ancestor,” Miller explains.
Miller said that researchers are still trying to figure how Kong came to be the name it is.
They hope to identify a specific strain of the dolphin that is genetically different from the wild population and identify any genes that are present in Kong.
They’re also looking at how Kong has adapted to its surroundings, and are hoping to identify any genetic changes that might have caused the change.
“What we want to do is figure out how Kong got its name and how we can learn from that, so we can make the best possible genetic information for breeding and reintroduction,” Miller concludes.